After a few ignorant replies let me explain to you what is happening in the EGYPTIAN NAVY in the upcoming few years ...
Mistrals are a good opportunity to acquire such ships with their assault capabilities.... specially in a region where militia and chaos is spreading so fast ....
then there is a new model of the Egyptian Navy
it is divided to northern fleet ( in the Mediterranean ) and southern fleet in the Red Sea .... each one has 1 mistral as a command and control ship ... ( knowing that Egyptian Mistrals has GPS and Glonass systems) and supported with secured communications through the Egyptian Military Communications Satellite ( TIBA-1 ) ....
let’s explain simply to the common IQ people .....
consider the following strike group
2 TYPE-209 subs
2 Perry class Frigates
2 Gowind corvette with MICA ADS
1 Fremm Pergamini with Aster-15 /30 ADS
1 MEKO 200 with MICA NG VLS ADS .
1 MKIII Ambassador FAC
this will allow AD umbrella varies in range from 10 KM up to 120 KM going through 60 and 70 KMs .
The question for reasonable and rational thinking members for serious discussions.... is this strike group protected enough or what do think ...!?
IMO make MKIII 2 for each group since they had pretty good self protection which can protect a flotilla too.
Drop OHPs, there won't be a need of only strike groups but also individual ships, or other task groups. Also they are old.
Drop Gowinds, Increase number of MEKO to 2. Don't know when MICA NG will be delivered but spare gowinds for other task groups or to replace MKIII at open seas.
1 FREMM (French) for ADS
2 MEKO for point defense, MRADS - ASW. If needed +2 Gowind for same roles if 2 LHD exists in flotilla.
2 Ambassador for self defense, SHORAD (to be replaced with Gowind at open seas)
+ Logistic ship.
Spare other ships for other task groups.